Ed Gigante, a treasured teacher at Palm Beach Gardens Community High School (PBGHS), is retiring after more than two decades of service. Born in Brooklyn, Ed made Palm Beach County his home when he accepted the position at PBGHS. There was no set program of study for the budding film and television program back then, but Ed quickly helped construct the official curriculum for what is now an award-winning program, preparing students for top post-secondary schools and future careers. In fact, Ed has produced at least five Emmy Award-winning students over his 20+ year teaching career. Ed’s colleagues say he’s the type of teacher who takes pride in his student’s successes and is always there for each and every one of them. Ryan Dockery, a fellow teacher in the film and TV program, shared, “Ed is second to none; everything he does, he does it for his students.” The production space at PBGHS is now called Studio G in Ed’s honor.